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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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301.
Framed batik
Framed batik Framed batik depicting three women and one man, each carrying goods; neutral background, wood frame; origin unknown.
302.
Framed image of Sri Anandamayi Ma
Framed image of Sri Anandamayi Ma Framed photo image of Sri Anandamayi Ma seated, eyes closed.
303.
Framed masks
Framed masks Two wooden masks, framed and mounted on red velvet. Origin West Africa, most likely Liberia or Cote d'Ivoire.
304.
"Free Angela" pin
"Free Angela" pin Peach-colored "Free Angela" pin depicting Angela Davis, political activist associated with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense that was established in 1966 in Oakland, California. Pin also reads "Free all political prisoners."
305.
"Free Bobby" pin
"Free Bobby" pin Orange "Free Bobby" pin depicting Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense established in Oakland, California in 1966.
306.
"Free Huey" pin
"Free Huey" pin Yellow "Free Huey" pin depicting Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense established in Oakland, California in 1966.
307.
Front view
Front view
308.
Glass beads
Glass beads Eight glass beads uncovered near McLeod Plantation in James Island, South Carolina.
309.
Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
310.
Glass bowl
Glass bowl Iridescent depression glass console bowl made by the Federal Glass Comapany. The bowl is in the Madrid pattern with amber finish.
311.
Glass chicken egg
Glass chicken egg Glass chicken egg used for inducing hens to lay eggs. According to Mrs. Gold, to encourage a hen to lay eggs in a specific place, farmers would often begin making their nests and place the artificial nesting eggs in them with the hope that the hen would complete her nest in that location. This also helped the farmer keep track of which hens were laying eggs and where the eggs were located. The glass eggs remained in the nest until the hen laid and incubated the eggs and the offspring hatched. It was important to maintain this process and promptly remove the artificial egg so that it could be reused.
312.
Glass turkey egg
Glass turkey egg A glass turkey egg used to encourage turkey hens to lay eggs in a particular location. According to Mrs. Gold, to encourage a hen to lay eggs in a specific place, farmers would often begin making their nests and place the artificial nesting eggs in them with the hope that the hen would complete her nest in that location. This also helped the farmer keep track of which hens were laying eggs and where the eggs were located. The glass eggs remained in the nest until the hen laid and incubated the eggs and the offspring hatched. It was important to maintain this process and promptly remove the artificial egg so that it could be reused.
313.
Goge
Goge One-string stick fiddle (goge); a string passes over a small bridge placed close to the edge of the gourd, which rotates; ornately carved handle, origin Ituri forest.
314.
Good Times bubblegum
Good Times bubblegum Bubblegum depicting themes from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
315.
Gourd bowl
Gourd bowl Decorated gourd bowl; origin East Africa.
316.
Gourd container
Gourd container Gourd vessel with a hide cover over its mouth; decorated strip of hide with green, red, and blue beads and seven cowry shells attached to side; string of white, orange, and blue beads attach the cover to the strip of hide; origin Turkana people of Kenya.
317.
Grass basket
Grass basket Basket made from natural grasses with wide stitching.
318.
Grub ax
Grub ax A multipurpose ax that was used for digging, clearing and breaking ground. According to Mrs. Gold, it was used in Mount Pleasant before saws and machines were available to clear land to plant crops. The long side was used for hewing trees or bushes and the short side for cutting tree roots.
319.
Gurkha knife
Gurkha knife A kukri, or "Gurkha knife"; large knife has decorated ivory handle and blade, metal piece at end of the handle, pointed tip; two small knives with ivory handles; all three knives fit into plain black sheath; origin Nepal.
320.
Gurkha knife sheath
Gurkha knife sheath Sheath of a kukri, or "Gurkha knife"; made of wood and covered in hide; leather cord attached to top of sheath; lightly pressed design on seamless side; origin Nepal.
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